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Paul Schrader (Sight & Sound) Top ten favourite films (2012)

Paul Schrader is an American screenwriter, film director, and film critic. Schrader wrote or co-wrote screenplays for four Martin Scorsese films: Taxi Driver (1976), Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), and Bringing Out the Dead (1999). Schrader has also directed 18 feature films, including his directing debut crime drama, Blue Collar (co-written with his brother, Leonard Schrader), the crime drama Hardcore (a loosely autobiographical film also written by Schrader), his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People, the crime drama American Gigolo (1980), the biographical drama Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), the true life biopic Patty Hearst (1988), the cult film Light Sleeper (1992), the drama Affliction (1997), the biographical film Auto Focus (2002), the erotic dramatic thriller The Canyons (2013), and the dramatic thriller First Reformed (2017), the latter earning him his first Academy Award nomination.

Citizen Kane 1941 Orson Welles
Conformist, The 1970 Bernardo Bertolucci
In The Mood For Love 2000 Wong Kar Wai
The Lady Eve 1941 Preston Sturges
Orpheus 1950 Jean Cocteau
Pickpocket 1959 Robert Bresson
Règle du jeu, La 1939 Jean Renoir
Tokyo Story 1953 Ozu Yasujirô
Vertigo 1958 Alfred Hitchcock
The Wild Bunch 1969 Sam Peckinpah

Transcendental Style in Film: Ozu, Bresson, Dreyer (Paperback)
Paul Schrader: Collected Screenplays Volume 1: Taxi Driver, American Gigolo, Light Sleeper (Paperback)
Schrader on Schrader (Directors on Directors Series) Hardcover
Taxi Driver (Faber Film) Paperback
Taxi Driver: Signed Limited Screenplay Edition (Hardcover)